All right, so we can always use new music and isn’t it better when its free? We at The Ska Mission agree which is why, once a week, we’d like to provide you with linkage to free music! Keep in mind, some of these albums may have a “name your price,” setup, so we’d encourage you to at least throw a few bucks at em, but regardless, come one, come all and download some free tunes!
Pacific Sound System: Volume Two
Yea, after posting the first one, ’twas only a matter of time until I brought along Volume Two and for good reason, as this edition is just as legit as the first! It’s also several years newer, so some more of the groups on here are still active. Its 24 tracks long, so warning for all you burners like myself, I couldn’t get the entirety of this collection on one disc, but man it’s worth the burning of two. Here are some of my favorites 🙂
This was a great way to introduce the world to Ballard’s finest Ska act, The Kings! Is there a such thing as Greaser Ska? Is now 🙂
Curtis Irie is a renaissance man in his own regard when it comes to his versatility in the Ska/Reggae scene, as in addition Irie Idea, the dude plays in the Bandulus, has backed up and tour with Sammy Kay, and also is a master engineer. This also proves his prowess as a songwriter and if you get a chance, he’s awesome as a solo artist too!
Seattle’s longest running and consistent Ska Band, Natalie Wouldn’t, throws you a curve ball and makes even Lou Reed feel the Ska with some horns and skanking rhythms.
So, Anyway head over to: https://pacificsoundsystem.bandcamp.com/album/pacific-sound-system-volume-ii for your free copy and enjoy! More Free stuff next week amigos!